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Pusteria Valley & South Tyrol

Pusteria Valley and South Tyrol


The Pusteria Valley geographically


In school we are taught that the Pusteria Valley run from east to west, from the Chiusa di Rio di Pusteria near Bressanone in South Tyrol to the Chiusa di Lienz in East Tyrol in Austria. It has several side valleys going north as far as the central Alps and side valleys running south as far as the Dolomites. The highest point of the valley bottom is a natural watershed. Near Dobbiaco two streams run in opposite directions: the Rienza runs west and the Drava runs east.


Hotel Trenker

Village Dobbiaco
Small but good: living villages

South Tyrol's villages distinguish it, especially those of the Pusteria Valley. Some are on the main route and others are a little off it. Every little village has its own specialities but they all have one thing in common: the centre of the village is lively and is popular with both local and visitors. The reason for this is basically the small scale of things and the many family-run shops, bars and restaurants. San Candido, Dobbiaco, Villabassa, Monguelfo, and Valdaora are always worth a visit. But also the fine little town of Brunico with its historic old town has a lot to offer.

From Hotel Trenker on Lake Braies the surrounding villages and the town of Brunico can be reached in 10 to 30 minutes by car. A good stress-free alternative to the car is provided by the buses and trains, which normally run every half hour and at least once an hour (apart from Sundays outside the peak seasons).
San Candido
Discover the Pusteria Valley

There's a lot to discover in the Pusteria Valley: medieval life in castles and fortresses, farming life today in contrast with what it was like without electrical equipment, traditional and modern handicrafts, the Dolomites and the first people to climb them, the culture and language of the local population,...

Want more fun and action? What about rafting, paragliding, archery, ballooning, climbing up a sheer rock face or a frozen waterfall or climbing in the somewhat safer climbing park?

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